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The Kid from Cleveland (1949)

Passed  |   |  Action, Drama, Sport  |  5 September 1949 (USA)
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Baseball team (the Cleveland Indians) helps a troubled teenaged fan.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Brent ...
Lynn Bari ...
Johnny Barrows (as Rusty Tamblyn)
Tommy Cook ...
Dan Hudson
Emily Novak
Louis Jean Heydt ...
Carl Novak
K. Elmo Lowe ...
Dave Joyce
John Beradino ...
Bill Veeck ...
Bill Veeck - Cleveland Indians Owner and President
Lou Boudreau ...
Lou Boudreau - Cleveland Indians Player
Tris Speaker ...
Tris Speaker - Cleveland Indians Coach
Hank Greenberg ...
Hank Greenberg - Cleveland Indians Player
Bob Feller ...
Bob Feller - Cleveland Indians Player
Gene Bearden ...
Gene Bearden- Cleveland Indians Player Pitcher
Leroy 'Satchel' Paige ...
'Satchel' Paige - Cleveland Indians Player Pitcher (as Satchell Paige)


Teen baseball fan Johnny Barrows sneaks into the baseball stadium of the Cleveland Indians, then playing in the 1948 World Series; claiming to be an orphan, he befriends team members & broadcaster Mike Jackson. But it develops that Johnny has a troubled home life with his mother and stepfather, and is involved in juvenile crime. His 'better side' shows only when he runs away to visit the team again. Can Mike and the Indians (playing themselves) wrest Johnny away from bad influences? Written by Rod Crawford <>

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Release Date:

5 September 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Revolta de um Coração  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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There were eleven future Major League Baseball Hall of Famers in this movie. Those credited include Bill Veeck, Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Satchel Paige, Tris Speaker, Hank Greenberg, Lou Boudreau, Joe Gordon and Larry Doby. Uncredited Hall of Famers include Bill McKechnie and Early Wynn. See more »

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Al Rosen (II) and members of the Boston Braves team in the archive footage are credited orally by the announcer. See more »

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Not just history, there is a story too
15 May 2001 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I suppose that this is somewhat less than a good average film. On the other hand, I never was bored watching it and I intend to watch it again (no, not because I am an Indians fan--I'm not). Possibly this is due to the continued appearances of the 1948 Indians. This may be a movie, but historically where will you ever get another chance to hear those great players and see more of them than you get from a brief newsreel.

Plus, there really is a story beyond the baseball. It shows fairly well the results of poor communication, lack of communication, and miscommunication. It also shows the importance of caring for someone, how important that is, and how important it is to work at showing that you care. We sometimes forget that there does need to be an intensity to our relationships, that we need to consciously work on our relationships with others.

Johnny Barrows loses his father in the war. He becomes especially upset when his mother remarries. Through a misunderstanding, he never really takes to his stepfather. His behavior is best when he is with the Indians. It is not till the end that this is cleared up and that is helped by a story of Larry Doby's first days as an Indian.

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